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Gin and Coke???

Postby Cowboy Joe » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:42 am

A few of my Italian friends tell me this is a popular drink, especially in the south of Italy. I can't quite bring myself to try it.....maybe tonight I'll see about some Distiller's reserve and some Mexican sugar cane coke. Anyone else drink this?
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Mayhem » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:20 pm

Never had it, but sounds ick.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby kowalski » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:34 pm

No, it sounds horrible.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby GetDrunkStayDrunk » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:37 pm

Never heard of it, never tried it. It sounds awful though.

I am slightly interested in how it comes out though.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby audition » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:54 pm

I've tried it a few times. Like Vodka and coke, but with a few sprigs of some unidentified herb. A bit musty. To be avoided, unless you're very drunk.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Cowboy Joe » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:03 pm

Okay....I couldn't bring myself to mix gin with coke. But I came up with something perhaps a little different, that is very, very good.

I really like Whaler's dark rum, but generally always take it neat. It's a good rum, but very sweet and not very mixable. Enter the gin. My recipe is as follows:

Pint glass filled with ice.
Fill about half way with Whaler's (or other suitable dark rum)
Add about a shot of gin.
Squeeze in the juice from half a lime.
Fill up with cola of choice (I love Mexican Coke).

The gin brightens things up a bit....feel free to liberal with the rum to coke ratio, but I wouldn't put in more than a shot of gin--I think too much would be overpowering. But just the right amount leaves you with a drink that is relatively bright, with a nice hint of vanilla and a nice citrus zing to it.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Gin McGuinness » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:00 am

I've only done it out of sheer desperation and foolishness of being young. I can assure you if anyone tried that in front of me now, on purpose, I'd beat the hell out of 'em!
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby captain gonzo » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:32 am

Once when i was sorting out the hotel room my gf said she'd go grab us some drinks and ordered me this instead of a gin and tonic....wasn't that bad but i was quite stressed from the previous problems i was having and really a bit miffed i didnt get my tonic.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Cowboy Joe » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:24 pm

Out of necessity tried this again this morning. No tonic water, no lime, but plenty of 151 and coke. About a shot of gin, heavy pour of 151, and cola. Tastes like.....sweetened gin, I think. Good, though, very summery. Nothing like starting early on a saturday.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby peetie44 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:56 am

Admittedly, I haven't tried combining gin & coke or rum, gin & coke.

To each his own, but somehow, this just sounds wrong.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Cowboy Joe » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:11 am

Lots of things sound right when you drink overproof rum in the morning....
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby peetie44 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:37 pm

Cowboy Joe wrote:Lots of things sound right when you drink overproof rum in the morning....


True, that.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Fabricsoftner » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:37 pm

What part of Italy were your friends from? I lived in Naples for a while,a nd I've never heard of this, and I worked in a bar. From what I saw, the Italians drank mostly fruity shit and beer.
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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby BeerMakesMeSmart » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:42 pm

OmmEmerd wrote:What part of Italy were your friends from? I lived in Naples for a while,a nd I've never heard of this, and I worked in a bar. From what I saw, the Italians drank mostly fruity shit and beer.


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Re: Gin and Coke???

Postby Zippy » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Sounds horrible. Betterer to mix it with any citrus flavored drink or just tonic. If its really good gin, drink it straight!
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